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Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU

Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU

Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU

Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU

Primary Location Santa Clara, California

Job Number 836789

Date posted 01/03/2023


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Offers comprehensive clinical knowledge in a specific nursing practice area (eg., pediatrics, oncology, adult medicine). creates and maintains high standards for nursing care for a particular patient population. offers advanced clinical practice instruction, advice, administration, and research.

Significant Duties:

establishes, oversees, and recommends modifications to the clinical practice area’s standards of care. Develops care plans for complex, high-risk patients in collaboration with the nursing team after determining the patient’s and the family’s age-specific nursing needs.

determines whether the care is effective.

Creates educational programs for patients and families and aids nursing staff in putting them into action. creates collaborative plans of treatment for patients with complicated needs and high risk. Assesses staff knowledge and identifies staff and member requirements for competency-based education together with other members of the healthcare team.

Creates and carries out educational initiatives to guarantee the caliber of personnel knowledge and abilities. introduces novel approaches or innovations in line with trends in cutting-edge practice. A preceptor for recently graduated healthcare students is possible.

advising doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on how to best fulfill the requirements of a single patient or a group of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

based on one’s own or other people’s research, makes suggestions for changing standards of practice or care.

identifies and puts into effect best nursing practices. assists in conducting staff interviews contributes to assessments of clinical competency and offers coaching and counseling.

participates in and offers advice on developing standards, determining the direction of QA&I monitoring, and evaluating results. gathers and examines information on morbidity, mortality, trends, and patient care outcomes.

Using KP Health Connect to assess the standard of the healthcare given. Clinical operations are managed via KP Health Connect. monitors the documentation on KP Health Connect for quality, appropriateness, and correctness. maintains KP Health Connect qualifications unique to a given function.

Regular position compensation reviews are done at Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente has the right to review and alter job descriptions at any time, as well as to convert positions with salaries to hourly compensation. Typically, affected employees are only notified of such changes before they are implemented.


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Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in area of clinical specialty required.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in a clinical field of nursing or a clinical field related to nursing including but not limited to psychology, public health, social work, education, health sciences, behavioral sciences, nutrition, and bioethics from a nationally accredited master’s/post master’s nursing academic program.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Current California RN license by date of hire.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing by date of hire.
  • Current BLS certificate required.
  • May require a Nat’l Provider Identifier (NPI) if needed for Clinical Nurse Specialist prior to date of hire.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred.
  • ACLS or PALS Certification preferred.
  • CLS, ACLS, Intensive Care Unit Experience, MSN.


Primary Location: California, Santa Clara, Santa Clara Hospital
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM
Working Hours End: 4:30 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Specialty: Advanced Practice
Department: Med Fac – Education and Training
Travel: No

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